An ice cream shop opens new location, gets creative during tough times
A Scoops manager tells Channel 8 that COVID is not stopping them from making people happy with sweets during these hard times
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Scoops is a local ice cream shop that recently opened its second location. A manager tells Channel 8 that COVID is not stopping them from making people happy with sweets during these hard times.
Scoops manager, Tess Averill, is one of many pushing to share happiness through sweets in the pandemic, but she shares that didn’t spare her husband and son from getting the virus.
“He lost his taste and a sense of smell,” said Averill. “My son struggled with high fevers and a little bit of the breathing, but they both were covered.”
After helping her family get well, she and the owners of Scoops opened a second location.
There, Tess and staff got creative to bring customers in, after seeing a trend on social media, they began making new years cotton candy bombs. She says they have had an uptick in orders.
“We suggest using a clear liquid that has fizz to it,” said Averill.
She adds the store had to get innovative because of COVID, offering curbside pickup and spaced out seating. They also serve unique ice creams, fudges and dessert trays.
“It gets their mind off of it a little bit when they can come in here and focus on getting fudge and ice cream and hot chocolate and cotton candy bombs,” said Averill. “It’s just people love options and something to help them distract them from the pandemic.”
Tess says spreading joy in any way during these times is what helps her most.
“It’s something I like, bringing joy to people and this is a fun way to do that in the midst of a lot of craziness,” said Tess.
Again, there are two Scoops locations, The new one is at 830 North 70th Street and the other near 2480 South 70th Street.